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Search For Haitians Called Off

The search for Haitian immigrants who reportedly fell overboard while making a dangerous journey to The Bahamas over the weekend has been called off. On Monday, reports were that at least 50 Haitians were killed after the vessel they were on ran aground near Mangrove Cay, Andros. According to preliminary reports, at least 200 Haitians […]

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Murder Toll Climbs Again – Man Dies In Hospital

A man who was stabbed at a club along East Sunrise Highway in Grand Bahama has died in hospital, pushing the country’s murder count to 81 for the year. The victim, who has still not been identified, died at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday at the Rand Memorial Hospital. Police said the victim was involved in […]

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Union Leader Worried About School Repairs

President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson is growing increasingly worried that school repairs might not be completed before classes begin next Monday. Most public and private schools do not open until September 3, but teachers have already returned to their classrooms as they prepare to welcome a new crop of students. […]

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200 New Teachers Hired -85% Deployed To Family Islands

With about two weeks left before the start of the new academic year, close to 200 new teachers have been hired to help address an existing teacher shortage in the Ministry of Education. The majority of those teachers will be deployed to the Family Islands, senior education officials said. Some 184 teachers – the majority […]

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Murder Suspect Arrested- Armed Robbery Suspect Caught

A second suspect was arrested early yesterday morning for questioning into the murder of Forluke Dupree. Officers of the Selective Enforcement Team (SET) – a new division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) –arrested a 28-year-old Key West Street man at his home shortly after 1:30 a.m. Dupree, 29, was gunned down on East […]

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Police Identify Murder Victim

Authorities have identified the country’s 79th murder victim as 29-year-old Forluke Dupree. Dupree – a resident of Finlayson Street – has been dead since last Wednesday, but was just positively identified yesterday morning. Superintendent Stephen Dean told the Bahama Journal that investigators had gotten a number of different names from some people he declined to […]

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URCA Completes Initial Review of BTC’s Network Outage- Additional Information Requested

The Bahamas Telecommunication Company (BTC) has been given 14 days to submit preventative maintenance records to the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), which has just completed its initial review of its investigation into the company’s recent network outage. At this stage of the investigation, URCA is requesting additional information from BTC and has also […]

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Maynard Died From Enlarged Heart -Autopsy Complete

An autopsy has revealed that late Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman and former Cabinet Minister Charles Maynard died of an enlarged heart. The Bahama Journal understands that an autopsy was completed by pathologist Dr. Caryn Sands late Tuesday afternoon. Full details of that autopsy report have not been released, but sources close to the Maynard […]

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Man Shot, Fighting For Life In Hospital

Police are investigating a shooting that has left a 25-year-old man in serious, but stable condition in hospital. Police reports indicate that shortly after 10:00 p.m. Friday, the victim – a resident of Major Road, Yellow Elder Gardens – was standing in front of his home when the driver of a gold Honda Accord approached […]

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US Ambassador Makes Official Visit

The Bahamas will today welcome Luis CdeBaca, United States ambassador at large in the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell last week reported in the House of Assembly that a new US ambassador would be arriving in the country on August 13; however, Ambassador CdeBaca […]

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